Looking for an iWeb alternative?
Whether you need to get your site moved from MobileMe, or just looking to move up, Sandvox is a great replacement for iWeb.
The Sandvox community has a long history of welcoming people moving up from iWeb-created sites to a tool that is more powerful, more flexible, and optimized for search engines.
If you're considering making the move, we've outlined what you need to know in advance, and what others who have made the transition have to say. And now Sandvox features an "extractor" tool to help you move your content.
People have graduated from iWeb to Sandvox for years
Sandvox customers can do so with the confidence of so many who have gone before them. And there is an active community of other Sandvox users to help if you need it.
iWeb-created websites do not have a direct mapping to Sandvox sites. So you will need to re-create your website, and move in the content from your iWeb site to your new site. However, it shouldn't take you very long to do so. And, your legacy content from iWeb should work just fine.
Sandvox will make this easy, and the built-in media browser for images and videos makes it even easier. Then, pick a new publishing host to replace MobileMe — we recommend A2 Hosting though any other web host that uses FTP/SFTP will do fine.
We recommend you start the transition to your new website sooner rather than later, so that your visitors will have plenty of time to find your new location, before your old location disappears.
Why you'll be glad you moved to Sandvox
Sandvox allows you to create a more flexible website, using objects. This means you can do more with Sandvox: add twitter buttons, contact forms, etc.
Your web sites will be HTML5 compatible without having to think about it. Video and audio can be viewed on Macs, iPhone/iPads, and Windows machines.
And Sandvox sites are optimized for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) best practices — this means people will be able to find you on Google much more easily, and you don't have to become an expert.
And of course there's the community of Sandvox users. This means you'll have all the support you need.
Learning more about Sandvox and making the transition
We have recently published a new guide, Transitioning from iWeb, that presents a detailed, FAQ-based approach to understanding the differences between iWeb and Sandvox, helping you make the move as quickly and as easily as possible.
What some iWeb graduates who now use Sandvox have to say:
"I used iWeb, but all the things that took lots of time using iWeb, was just a click away using Sandvox. It is also a real experience changing the looks of your website with just one click of the mouse."
Luc Paquay, Limburg, The Netherlands
"Originally, we used iWeb to develop our website. We came up with a nice clean website but found out that it was virtually invisible on the internet. We received a few quotes from SEO consultants and were astounded at their fees. So, we set out to develop our own SEO friendly site. Turns out Sandvox was the solution."
Mike Hosmer, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
"For a noobie (besides iWeb), what surprised me was that with each revision of my website, I kept discovering more and more features that I could incorporate that made my site better and better."
Kevin Ledgister,Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
"Well, as I have several websites online Sandvox for me is an easy way to administrate them — it's easier than iWeb."
Joachim Paul Goessel - Assboeck, Berlin, Germany
"I wanted to replace Apple's iWeb as my development tool of choice because I had reached the end of iWeb's capabilities and I was moving my site from Apple's MobileMe service to a dedicated site. I chose Sandvox because I felt that it gave me more control over other development tools and I have been able to create a site using a standard design, one that I can change without too many hassles."
Stephen Wells, Sydney, Australia
Why not give Sandvox a try? Download Sandvox now for free.